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How to Choose a Gap Year Program
Written by Rebecca Barr

Deciding to take a gap year—and choosing a program—are huge steps towards creating the life that you want. But sometimes deciding what to do on…

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Why Taking A Gap Year is More Important than Ever
Written by Rebecca Barr

The benefits of taking a gap year extend beyond the individual student. Students who take gap years go on to impact the world, and the…

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The Key to Applying to College After a Gap Year
Written by Mollie Welch

If your plan post-gap year is to continue on to college, then you’ll need to find time to get those applications in. You can apply…

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Should I Take A Gap Year?
Written by Mollie Welch

A gap year is a leap of faith. Will it be the best year or your life? Do the pros outweigh the cons? For many high…

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Gap Year Ideas for Every Type of Person
Written by Mollie Welch

There are so many incredible ways to spend your gap year, semester, or summer. In order to get a well-rounded, culturally rich education, you need…

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Taking a Gap Year Before Grad School
Written by Mollie Welch

The ultimate question: should you go straight to graduate school or take some time to figure out what you want? For people who have been…

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Here’s What To Do in a Gap Year
Written by Mollie Welch

If you’re thinking about taking a gap year after high school or during college, it can be daunting to figure out what kinds of activities would merit…

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Taking A Gap Year? Here’s What You Need to Know
Written by Mollie Welch

Senior year of high school can be intense. Mounting extra-curriculars, academic milestones, and college applications take up tons of time. The busyness of senior year…

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Is a Gap Year a Good Idea?
Written by Mollie Welch

The decision to take a gap year, semester, or summer before or during college can be a big one, so it’s important to figure out if…

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